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Law School Lets Students Postpone Exams Due To “Emotional Scarring” From Ferguson Case

Columbia Law School is allowing students to postpone their final exams if they feel too disturbed by the recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, including 43-year-old Eric Garner on Staten Island. In an email sent to students Saturday that was first posted on the Powerline blog, interim Dean Robert Scott writes the decisions in the cases of Garner and Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown have “shaken the faith” of some students in the integrity of the legal system. “For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events is all the more profound as it threatens to undermine a sense that the law is a fundamental pillar of society designed to protect fairness, due process and equality,” the email reads, in part.

via NBC

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